We believe in making less, but better. In carrying fewer things, that offer the most flexibility.
With belt buckles not having changed radically over decades, we set out to make one from scratch, a buckle that is truly unique. Both in design and functionality.
We created a belt for those of us that are commuters, that travel and for those that want to simplify their life by getting the ultimate versatility from their goods.
Now with the Belt REINVENTED there is no need to take off the entire belt at Airport Security. Simply remove the buckle and you are good to go!
Simple, understated, yet sophisticated. These were the values that we based our design on.
We knew that the mechanism making it possible to have 4 styles within one buckle had to be understated, hidden.
This is exactly what we achieved. The clean, simplistic design offers no clues of the added functionality to passers by. You are the only one knowing that your belt can do more than any other belt on the market, guaranteed.
Form follows function. We knew that it was key to first focus our attention on the benefits that a belt with 4 different styles brings. Only after finding a way to create this versatility, could we shift our thinking towards the exterior design.
It is sometimes most difficult to work with such small and apparently simple objects because they offer the least amount of space to work with.
In the Buckle Reinvented, every millimetre mattered and most challenging is that having two sides means that every design adjustment made to one side has an impact on the opposite face. We therefore had to acknowledge and test the implications of such changes to both sides of the design .
Engineered from the highest quality solid brass, the buckle is precision CNC’d in the heart of Italy, one buckle at a time.
Each buckle starts its life as a 3cm thick block of brass and spends no less than 23 minutes in the high precision CNC machine.
The Belt Reinvented is complex, yet easy to use. Simply use one hand to take it off.
Now the Belt Reinvented lets you make one choice less when you travel. You know that feeling you always have the right belt with you, wherever you are going.
Less time wasted choosing your accessories and more space in your luggage.
The belt itself is made from two layers of Italian vegetable tanned leather, separated by a layer of reinforcement. The upper part of the leather is the densest and strongest layer of the hide, making our two sided belt, not only twice as versatile, but also significantly stronger than a traditional belt.
Full grain, vegetable tanned cowhide leather is the highest quality of leather as it uses natural tannins (no harmful chemicals) in a process that creates a leather with an organic, earthy look and smell that only gets better and more unique with use as it develops a patina.
We are founded upon a diverse background of knowledge and design experience, because we believe that only those not aware of their industry limits can break through the known and add a new perspective to a leather making craft bound by established tradition.
With a team of born travelers, our designs are inspired by the things we see and experience on our adventures. Therefore functionality and a simplistic design are key factors that drive the handcrafting process of every leather good that we create.
As a backer of our project, you become part of our team and therefore we believe it is our responsibility to be transparent with you throughout the production process.
We want you to see and be by our side at every significant step from the point our campaign reaches its goal, to the moment the parcel is delivered to your door step.
That is why, just as we did in our previous projects, we want to assure you that we will keep you in the loop with regular updates. Below are some of the comments from the backers that made our previous Kickstarter projects a reality.
Risks and challenges
We have learnt many valuable lessons from our previous projects, The 48hr Classic and the 48Hr Switch. In addition to our original workshop, we now have a partnership with a second, larger workshop. After having worked with them to handcraft a high number of leather bags for both our previous campaigns, we can say with confidence that in case of an increased demand, we will have the possibility to cope and deliver on time while maintaining our highest standards.
Furthermore, we have worked with our leather & accessory suppliers on numerous occasions before. Having said this, there is always the possibility of unexpected setbacks, but we now have the experience to overcome them and have The BeltREINVENTED delivered to your doorsteps. Thank you for your trust and for being part of our team.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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